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The NLT is a faithful translation that reads very easily, so is a great translation to listen to in chronological order. It was fascinating to have the psalms placed within the stories when they were written, the epistles within the stories of Acts, etc.
There is something powerful about listening to the entire story of the Bible from beginning to end in modern English. For example, after slogging through hours and hours of depressing stories of Israel turning away from God in the Old Testament, the story of Jesus' incarnation truly felt like light bursting into darkness. You can really feel how it was a rescue mission to a world that didn't deserve it, and the power of God's love and commitment to His creation hit me more powerfully than if I had started in at the Gospel accounts.
I prefer other translations and formats for in-depth Bible study, but having a slightly different translation than what I've always read jarred my attention just enough to keep me from skimming over familiar verses. The struggle with listening is that it's easy to get distracted, so I still think actual study is important. But listening is a great way to add the Bible into the moments of my day when I can't hold a book. Having the Word poured into my mind while I'm getting ready in the morning or driving or chopping vegetables for dinner is a great way to keep me focused on truth, even if I don't catch every word.
With an audio format, reading the Bible through every year is very doable, even for very busy lives. We all have moments when our hands are occupied but our minds aren't--what better way to fill those moments than with the Word of God? Now that I've finished, I plan to start all over again.
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No where in this audible tells you which book and chapter of the Bible is being read. Therefore, it is difficult to figure out which chapter in the Bible is being read.
Being a chronological bible, it's possible that chapters from various books in the Bible may have the same story.
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love hearing the bible in order. Very interesting. I wouldn't use this version for study, but it is great to get a different perspective of the bible. Can't recommend enough.
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